Putting love from festival back into community
ERIK LAMIR said he goes to great lengths to make sure the music events he organises are safe, legal and more than "just a party".
The Rabbits Eat Lettuce director has Richmond Valley Council approval for three and half years to hold music events, also called doofs, at a 3000 acre property at Kippenduff near Rappville.
The location is ideal, Mr Lamir said, because it is 6km from their nearest neighbours.
The Easter Rabbits Eat Lettuce event was a sell-out and Mr Lamir is tithing 1% of total ticket sales revenue to community grants.
"I want to put some love back into the community," Mr Lamir said.
"This is the first year the festival has made a profit and we want to give back."
Initially $6000 is up for grabs for community organisations that meet the eligibility criteria and prove their project is of benefit to the community.
The $6000 will be split between projects depending on need.
Applicants must be organisations based in Richmond Valley Shire
Projects must contribute to community economic development and improve the quality of everyday life in the region
Applications close September 21
Projects assessment in October.
Grant outcomes notified by email on October 30
Check the website for Assessment Criteria